• In Photos: Forbidden Fruit Festival 2022

    Forbidden Fruit Festival 2022 took place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin over the bank holiday weekend featuring live performances from Lorde, Biig Piig, For Those I Love, Kojaque, Gemma Dunleavy, Pip Millet, Saoirse, Tom Misch, Shiiv, Efé, New Dad and more. Photos by Leah Carroll and Kate Lawlor. SATURDAY – Photos by Leah Carroll SUNDAY – Photos by Kate Lawlor

  • Lorde, Bicep & More Set For Forbidden Fruit 2022

    Lorde and Bicep are among the acts set to play next year’s Forbidden Fruit festival. Taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin across the Bank Holiday weekend of June 4 & 5 2022, the festival’s return after three years will also feature sets by the likes of Hot Chip, Floating Points, The Avalanches, Princess Nokia, Kojaque, Gemma Dunleavy and more. Many more acts are to be announced. Check out the full first announcement below. Weekend tickets for Forbidden Fruit 2022 start from €129.50 and go on sale on Thursday, December 2 at 8AM.

  • Forbidden Fruit 2019 – Day One

    It’s about two in the afternoon and the sun is peeking out from behind a blanket of clouds to kiss the grounds of Kilmainham with intermittent drops of light and heat. The first few punters are entering the fields surrounding Ireland’s Museum of Modern Art for Forbidden Fruit, a weekend festival that showcases local and international talent for thousands amongst the idyllic surroundings of the IMMA grounds. Opening up the festival on the District Stage is a local artist: April, an RnB-inspired singer-songwriter from County Kildare. Being the first act of the weekend is always a daunting task, it is…

  • First Acts Announced For Forbidden Fruit 2019

    Forbidden Fruit have revealed their first names for 2019. The annual festival – which returns to Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin across the Bank Holiday weekend of June 1-3 – will welcome Skepta, Danny Brown, Mura Masa, Elbow, First Aid Kit, Jon Hopkins, Paul Kalkbrenner, Maribou State, Mall Grab, Daniel Avery, Polo & Pan, Homeshake, Ross from Friends and Saint Sister. More acts are to be announced. Day and weekend tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday.

  • Forbidden Fruit 2018: Monday

    On the last day of the June bank holiday, also one of the hottest days of the year, a modest gathering assembled at Forbidden Fruit. The line-up for day three differed greatly from Saturday and Sunday’s bill, as it catered devotees of guitar-led indie-rock with Philadelphia based The War on Drugs headlining and veteran (and nostalgia inducing) acts like Spoon, Warpaint and Grizzly Bear performing, also. David Kitt, whose set predominantly drew from his most recent record, Yous, eased the early attendees into the day’s marathon of live music. His set-up was minimal; comprised of Kitt switching between acoustic and…

  • Forbidden Fruit 2018: Saturday

    Now celebrating its 8th birthday, Forbidden Fruit has become a staple in the Irish music festival scene, and with it and last week’s LIFE festival, the summer festival season has officially begun. A celebrator of Irish acts, with a focus on dance, R&B, and hip-hop, this year’s line-up was especially anticipated, with headliners such as Glass Animals, Justice, Bonobo, and EDM favourites like Bicep, Dennis Sulta, and DJ Seinfeld all making appearances over the weekend. It’s never easy to be one of the first acts of the day at a festival, and especially on the first day but this didn’t…

  • Forbidden Fruit Add New Acts, Reveals Day-to-Day Breakdown

    With Justice, Richie Hawtin, Glass Animals, Mike D, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bonobo, Vince Staples, The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Thundercat and more already announced, the following acts have been added to the bill for this year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival. Stephan Bodzin, Idris Elba, Novelist, Hookworms (pictured), Tensnake, Axel Boman, DJ Agotia, Call Super, Jasper James, Kornél Kovács, Loah, Trinity Orchestra, Earl Sweatshirt, Floating Points, George Fitzgerald, Or:la, SG Lewis, DJ Seinfeld, Booka Brass, Saoirse and Fehdah. Presented by POD, Forbidden Fruit Festival takes over Dublin’s Royal Hospital, Kilmainham across the bank holiday weekend of June 2-4. Here’s the day-to-day…

  • Justice, Bonobo, Vince Staples and More For Forbidden Fruit

    With the likes of The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear and Thundercat already announced, Forbidden Fruit has revealed eight new acts set to play its 2018 outing. With more still to be announced, Justice (above), Bonobo, Vince Staples, Glass Animals, Bicep (Live), Denis Sulta, Hunee and Ross from Friends have all been added. Forbidden Fruit 2018 takes place at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham in Dublin 8 across the June Bank Holiday (June 2-4). Ranging from €64.50 to €162.50, tickets are on sale now.

  • Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018

    The June Bank Holiday weekend returns, and with it comes Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival, which runs from Saturday, June 2 until Monday, June 4. Amongst the first wave of indie-heavy announcements are Monday headliners, mellowed-out stadium-fillers The War On Drugs. This follows the release of their latest album, A Deeper Understanding. Sharing the bill on Monday are Grizzly Bear – just off the back of 2 tremendously well-received sold-out dates at Vicar Street – Warpaint, Thundercat, Spoon and Superorganism. Stay tuned for more announcements. Tickets for 1, 2 & 3 days are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €64.50, €109 & €162.50 respectively.

  • Forbidden Fruit 2017

    With photos courtesy of Lucy Foster, Eoghain Meakin reports back from Forbidden Fruit at the weekend, featuring Aphex Twin, Bon Iver, Flying Lotus, Moderat, Orbital and more. Saturday Turn off Facebook, no one needs to see those sunny pictures coming in from Spain. Instead check YR there or Accuweather so we can time the rain falls. Because today is the first day of Forbidden Fruit, the festival on your doorstep and a bit of rain is an inconvenience not an inhibitor round here. However it does have its immediate drawbacks; clogging the entrance system as people attempt to shove their…